Holy Cow*

Thursday, September 09, 2010 4 Comments »
*with props to Nancy for the title. 

Here's the problem. 

My beloved son-in-law, Paul, brought  back several cow hides from Mexico.  He thinks it would be a truely wonderful thing to create a manly cowhide wall hanging from these hides. 

To that end, he cut big squares from them thinking that his talented MIL could create a bovine quilt.  Of course he made me feel like a sewing goddess, so how could I refuse?  The boy is no fool.  Truth be told, Paul would really love to keep this creation for himself, but my daughter Katie refuses to have dead cows hanging on her wall. 

Oh, and did I mention that he would like me to teach him to sew at the same time?  And that both he and my husband think it would be a WONDERFUL idea if I used the cow scraps to make him a cow tie? 

Now that I've bared my soul, or at least exposed my hide, does anyone have any suggestions for sewing these suckers together?  They are not super thick, and are somewhat supple, not unlike the suede on a jacket.   Using my wonderous Bernina, I'm thinking a #16 jeans needle and quilting thread?  Overlapping the edges of each piece & either zig-zagging or maybe double stitching to give it a jeans look? 

BTW, these hides have fur on them and my dog has formed an amorous bond with one of them.  If you can't give me advice, at least send wine.


Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...


slegra: the residue of pulp left in the glass after the orange juice has been consumed

quiltingnana said...

I really don't have any idea how to sew them together but I would love to see your creations.

Denise in PA said...

Pat, I can't stop laughing. Only men, right? And the dog - that's a hoot! Thanks for the chuckle and - good luck with that!! Sorry, I don't having anything to say that will actually be helpful. o:)

Quilt Hollow said...

Enjoyed the chuckle!!